While working at punk music venues as a teenager in Copenhagen, Rose Eken developed a fascination with concert detritus. The objects she was made to clean up after an event (cigarette butts, drug paraphernalia, beer cans, discarded clothing, and lost cell phones) became emblems of punk rock culture, which she now reproduces in the form of hand-painted ceramic miniatures.
Sculpting objects found in concert halls, kitchens, studios and similarly ubiquitous locations, Eken methodically replicates detritus often placing them very systematic in a grid, suggestive of scientific categorization. Her arrangements and sheer amount of production assume an anthropological quality, documenting and preserving the relics of a culture and celebrating a history in process.
Well, now we are old. So, in honor of Nirvana’s landmark and culture defining Nevermind being 20 years old this week, we see that this concert from 1991 has been posted. In HD, Live at the Paramount, and its really fucking good.
Sadly, the two month run of the Zerofriends pop-up store on Fillmore is coming to an end. But fittingly for this Halloween weekend, we’re throwing a goodbye bash with the Zerofriends crew featuring a performance by Aesop Rock and Cage. Alex Pardee and another bearded artist who draws creepy things will most likely be in attendance as well…
It’s all going down this Saturday, October 30th at 5pm at the Zerofriends store at 248 Fillmore Street. Beware, though, the shop has VERY limited capacity and only the first 50 people in line will be guaranteed a spot inside. The Zerofriends store will be open from 12pm-3pm that day and will open it’s doors for the concert at 4:45pm.
The very good band that is Caribou have a new LP / DVD coming out, called Caribou Vibration Ensemble Live At ATP New York. That sounds quite cool. They think it sounds cool, too, because Caribou sent out an email stating “The show was something of a dream come true for us and so we’re very excited to announce that we will be releasing a limited double vinyl recording of the concert.”
This is why California is the best place on earth, why the Beach Boys are great, and why summer is great. As San Francisco finally sees the sun peak out today, we give you a little rendition of “Surfer Girl,” live, full perfection.
Sometimes, you just have to let David Choe talk about his friends himself:
African super heroes DIE FUCKING ANTWOORD
invade los angeles ,tomorrow night, SATURDAY JULY 17th 2010
at the EL REY THEATRE if you want to have the best time of your life, you will be there
listen to DIE ANTWOORD’s first American record on interscope right here.